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Tropic Thunder Reviews

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Christian Toto
January 10, 2015
Tropic Thunder pushes more buttons than most comedies dare.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Simon Miraudo
October 21, 2014
Tropic Thunder is probably the best war-movie spoof of all time, playing around with all those cliches and conventions we've seen a million times before.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Ali Gray
October 14, 2012
Tropic Thunder is an easy film to enjoy. It appeals to the basest levels of humour without patronising its audience, while pricking the pomposity of the movie industry without going too 'meta' - this is far from self-fellation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
August 10, 2012
perfectly parodies the 'kill everything in sight and then blow it up for good measure' summer movie mentality.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Top Critic
Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy
July 14, 2011
A clever structure, glorious ensemble cast and above all conviction ensure that laughter will be rippling like thunder inside the cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Ken Eisner
Georgia Straight
July 7, 2010
Stiller one-ups his Zoolander fashion-world creation with Tugg Speedman, an action hero trying to revive his flagging, Sly Stallone-type career by appearing in the most expensive war movie ever made.
Kristian M. Lin
Fort Worth Weekly
July 7, 2010
[Cruise] alone would make Tropic Thunder worth watching, but this shaggy, likable comedy offers up tons of other hearty laughs besides.
June 12, 2010
There are a lot of sacred entertainment industry cows being sent to the slaughter, and Stiller & co. skewer every stereotype with vicious glee.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.8/10
Clay Cane
July 7, 2009
Sure, there are some moments when the plot falls right down a gun barrel, the comedy is too over the top and the jokes are downright gross. Still, in comparison to the other slapstick comedies this year, this movie-within-a-movie strikes above the rest.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
Sounds predictable and academic, but what's unexpected is how deftly Stiller manages to explore these issues and allude to war films from The Bridge on the River Kwai to Platoon to Rambo while still recognizing the value of a well-placed fart joke.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum
January 4, 2009
Tropic Thunder turns out to be a very funny film with an immensely talented cast that will be the topic of any water cooler conversation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
December 31, 2008
Stiller's parody of Hollywood opportunism and insecurities is fairly lacerating, but perhaps could've been more so had not the whole thing been played so broadly.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Ken Fox
TV Guide
December 21, 2008
Cruise is downright scary. It's the creepiest -- and most entertaining -- performance since his unforgettable appearance in that Scientology video.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
December 8, 2008
The action movie has been spoofing itself for years. Half of the time it's no even intentional. Ben Stiller's hilarious and surprisingly intelligent Tropic Thunder takes the genre spoof to a new extreme.
Brian Holcomb
December 6, 2008
Tropic Thunder focuses its satire on this Hollywoodization of war, as it depicts the production of a Vietnam genre film that's less "Platoon" than "Platoon Leader" with Michael Dudikoff.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs
November 20, 2008
A journey into Hollywood's heart of darkness.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
November 18, 2008
Un excelente entretenimiento, realmente gracioso y divertido, que se permite tomarle el pelo a la misma industria de la que sale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
November 17, 2008
Even with its excess and undeniably heavy hand, this is a whole lot of fun as a satire of Hollywood, a take off on war/ action flicks and as a straight-ahead action movie.
Read More | Original Score: 75/100
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